How to play Jazz – Spring 2014

Thursdays ∙ 7:00pm - 8:30pm ∙ 27 February 2014 to 3 April 2014
£10 a session or £50 for all six weeks (email us for information about concessions)
Chats Palace, Hackney
Please email us to reserve your place

Pete Thomas Playing JAzz

Ever wanted to unravel the mysteries of improvisation and deepen your understanding of how music works? How To Play Jazz is a course designed to develop your theoretical understanding of melody, harmony and rhythm through a practical exploration of jazz and swing. By the end of the course you will:

Course Requirements:

Although How to Play Jazz is an inclusive course for players of all styles and instruments there are some requirements to consider. Players should:

A multi-instrumentalist jazz and folk player, Pete Thomas has been embracing the eclectic for many years. He has studied jazz at Goldsmiths and Klezmer at SOAS, plays gypsy accordion for Tatcho Drom, old time double bass for Cut-a-Shine, Aaron Jonah and the Nightcaps and is to be found playing jazz piano and squeezebox in Chats Palace’s very own house band, the Flat Foot Floogies, each Thursday. A trained teacher, Pete holds a PG Diploma in Music Education and a PGCE Music from the Institute of Education, University of London. He also loves to sing.

The How Play Jazz Class of 2013

The How Play Jazz Class of 2013


After six weeks everyone's playing the jazz jam in the bar!

After six weeks everyone’s playing the jazz jam in the bar!


Chats Palace, Hackney
42-44 Brooksby's Walk
E9 6DF

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